Our Orthopedics team at Phoenix Children’s diagnoses and treats a wide range of common and more complex conditions affecting children’s and teens. These include:

Our Bone Abnormality Clinic treats a range of bone conditions, like tibial torsion (inward twisting of the shin bone), femoral anteversion (inward twisting of the thigh bone), bowlegs, knock knees and many conditions of the feet.

Cerebral palsy is a life-long condition that impacts communication between the brain and muscles, which causes permanent movement and posture problems. Care for cerebral palsy is coordinated through our Cerebral Palsy Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic that gives you and your child access to all of the experts and resources you need to manage your child’s care.

Clubfoot is when one or both feet are turned inward. It is a condition that is present at birth and affects bones, muscles, tendons and blood vessels.

A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head, or by striking the head on another object. It may result in loss of consciousness or confusion, but the effects usually resolve in a few hours or days. Our Concussion Clinic is dedicated to the care and treatment of young athletes who have suffered sports concussions.

When a bone breaks, it is called a fracture. Our Fracture Clinic offers convenient, comprehensive care for pediatric fractures, which includes on-site X-rays and cast placement by specially trained orthopedic technicians.

When hip joints don’t develop normally, they don’t work like they should and is a condition known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). At Phoenix Children’s, we offer surgical and nonsurgical treatments for DDH.

Muscular dystrophy is an inherited (genetic) disorder leads to muscle breakdown and weakness.

This type of cancer starts in the bones and connective tissue. Our Orthopedics team coordinates care through the Sarcoma Clinic and partners with other experts to care for children with sarcoma.

Scoliosis is a condition causes a side-to-side curve of the backbone (spine). Scoliosis can be painful. It can lead to nerve, joint, and organ damage and affects posture and mobility. Our Scoliosis Program gives you access to a highly skilled team of experts across many specialties. Together, we can treat — and in some cases, permanently correct — your child’s scoliosis.

This term is used to describe a group of disorders that affect bone and cartilage development of a baby in utero (before birth). Our Skeletal Health and Dysplasia Clinic offers you access to the specialists and resources you need to better-understand your child’s condition and care for their changing needs.

Spina bifida is a condition affecting the spine, spinal cord and surrounding nerves and can occur in your child in the earliest weeks of pregnancy. Spina bifida often causes part of the spinal cord and areas around it to form outside of the body. We offer a multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic to support you and your child in both treatment and long-term care.

Some sports-related injuries are treated with activity restrictions and pain management, while others require more intense therapy and sometimes surgery. Our Sports Medicine Program serves the health needs of your young athlete. We also partner closely with our hysical Therapy - Sports Medicine team to offer state-of-the-art therapies and rehabilitation.